Skip to comments.Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage
Posted on 07/18/2014 11:17:17 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
Strasbourg, France, Jul 18, 2014 / 02:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex marriages does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.
In a July 16 ruling, the human rights court explained that while some Contracting States have extended marriage to same-sex partners, European laws establishing the right of men and women to freely marry cannot be construed as imposing an obligation on the Contracting States to grant access to marriage to same-sex couples.
The applicant to the high European human rights court brought his petition after Finland refused to recognize the his 2009 sex change from male to female.
Finland, which does not recognize same-sex marriages, said it could not recognize the sex change of a person validly married to a person of the opposite sex. The country said it could only recognize the applicants new identity if his marriage to his wife was dissolved either by divorce or transformation into a civil partnership.
The applicant claimed that this refusal to accept same-sex marriages and its impact on the recognition of his new identity was a violation of his human rights.
However, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights found that Finlands refusal to recognize same-sex unions does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.
While the convention establishes the ability to marry and have a family as a right, the court stated that the document cannot be interpreted as requiring marriage to be defined in a way that includes same-sex couples.
The European Convention on Human Rights, the court explained, enshrines the traditional concept of marriage as being between a man and a woman.
The court also noted that applicants cannot claim that there exists any European consensus on allowing same-sex marriages, given that only 10 member states of the European Union recognize such unions, and the majority of countries recognize marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
The EU got something correctly?????? Satan must be buying mittens.
is ruthie Ginsberg going to follow this ruling?
It appears as though Europe might have stolen our Constitution. I guess that’s okay. We were done with it anyway and are not using it anymore.
Wow! These days that finding is pretty unexpected.
Maybe they were worried about losing Finland from the EU? But that kind of possibility doesn’t usually bother them.
The bigger issue is the loss of national sovereignty to decide their own issues. A European Court? That is the problem.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex marriages does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.
Doesn’t the Supreme Court recognize international law?
“The European Convention on Human Rights, the court explained, enshrines the traditional concept of marriage as being between a man and a woman.
I’m moving to Europe. Let’s ALL move to Europe and leave the same-sex couples to pay ALL the taxes.
Their taxes are higher than here, and most of the more developed countries in the EU do recognise sodomite unions, ie “marriage”.
Sanity? From Europe? Wow. We need to turn in our country card. That is, if Obama hasn’t already shredded it.
“most of the more developed countries in the EU do recognise sodomite unions, ie marriage.”
Glad you said “developed” countries instead of civilized countries. No civilized country would recognize queer “marriages”.
So when are the black-robed tyrants of Europe gonna step up to the plate and force the redefinition of marriage down the throats of European citizens?
Translation: EU would have Balkanized if they ruled in favor of the sodomites, so they did the expedient thing.